Super Earth Planet May have Plasma Water Atmosphere

by Rachel Baker on October 3, 2013

Probably not habitable, there’s a planet that has an atmosphere that looks a lot like plasma water. The article is pretty interesting scientifically and has great explanation about how atmospheres ‘work’.

A nearby alien planet six times the size of the Earth is covered with a water-rich atmosphere that includes a strange “plasma form” of water, scientists say.

Astronomers have determined that the atmosphere of super-Earth Gliese 1214 b is likely water-rich. However, this exoplanet is no Earth twin. The high temperature and density of the planet give it an atmosphere that differs dramatically from Earth.

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